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Truly Mediterranean

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3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3327
+1 415-252-7482
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is literally a hole in the wall and I might have missed it if It were not for my local brother. The hummus is one of the best I have ever eaten. Falafels were mouth watering and the shawarma was prepared perfect. There are only 5 stools in the place and the traffic is non-stop. The food is made... More 

Thank LaCoqui222
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Small restaurant in the mission that has great food. We all had "take out" lamb swarms and everyone raved about the taste. It was fresh and fast.

Thank Tim C
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

and possibly the country. made from small gobs of delicately seasoned green mush, perfectly fried to a deep bronze. served covered in tahini and magenta coloured powder... or not. have them by themselves, in a lavosh sandwich, or in the generous combo plate. eat them in the hole in the wall, at a table, outside in the open, trafficky air,... More 

Thank BDBourbon
Vista, California
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155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

It is possible to snag a seat at one of the 3 small tables on the street if you are lucky. The roast leg of lamb made a delicious Shawerma rolled in lavash. My wife had a Falafel Deluxe with eggplant and potatoes rolled in lavash. This is a lot of food and we saved half of each for a... More 

Thank LarryErickson
Wallkill, New York, USA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This was amazing food and super fast service. We have already recommended it to others. Everything was fresh and fast and super yummy !!!!!!

Thank Timothy and Mol... P
San Francisco,CA
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201 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Truly Med has been around for ages and has always been a reliable option for quick Mission District shwarmas. Food is freshly prepared and substantial. The place is a bit of a hole in the wall and seating is very limited, so most patrons are ordering to go. Recommended for anyone craving middle eastern food and in the Mission area.

Thank craig_traveler
Elgin, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We were in town from Chicago over the weekend and were told by some locals to stop in. It was some of the best I have ever had. We had lamb shawarma, sat at one of the outdoor tables. Loved it so much we went back the next day for lunch. Had the Falafel. And it was without a doubt... More 

Thank karinab
San Francisco
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The falafel is super. They have a high turnover, so the falafel is always fresh and crispy. The swarm and baba gnash is also really good.

Thank SanFranDan99
San Francisco
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Tiny place, like 5 stools. Had the beef/lamb shawarma with tahinni and onions. High quality ingredients and preparation. Nice onion filling as opposed to ridiculous cucumber filling at Taboun's. More expensive than other places at $10 but bigger so proportionate. Something was missing in the overall taste though. It needed something more like, I dunno, salt?, balsamic vinegar or something... More 

Thank Cubecritter
Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

It was late, my wife was irritated, we were hungry and tired, yet I refused to settle for "we just need to fill our stomachs." So I dropped her off at the hotel, told (sorry, "asked") her to take a slow shower, and I'd be back. I checked TA for reviews of Near-Eastern food within a short drive, landed on... More 

Thank Sparafu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3327
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-7482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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